In The Fire

July 28th - 29th, 2023

in the fire

produced by femmes du feu creations

July 28th – 29th


Memories, trauma, self-discovery, ageing, and love are sparked with In The Fire as circus performer and Artistic Director of Femmes du Feu Creations Holly Treddenick pays tribute to her father’s experience as a firefighter. What starts with a firefighter’s coat, pants, and boots explodes into a multidisciplinary aerial and dance show that captures the evolution of a father/daughter relationship and pays homage to everyone who has lost someone or something to the fire. 

In the Fire was first embodied by Treddenick in 2018 as part of the Catalyst Program through CAFT, and has grown and developed in its storytelling and innovative use of aerial arts to become the show it is today. It has been generously supported by the Toronto Arts Council, Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts, Theatre Gargantua, MICC Commissioning Group at THOH and Peak Performances at Montclair State University.

meet the team

Concept & Creation by: Holly Treddenick
Dramaturge & Aerial Consultant: Angola Murdoch
Direction: Monica Dottor
Performer (s): Holly Treddenick
Original Score: John Gzowski
Choir: Opus 8
Costuming (smoke cape): Sara Torrie
Lighting Design: Peter Benedetti
Video Projection: Peter Benedetti
Set Design: Peter Benedetti
Apparatus Design and Build: Upstage Fabrication
Producing Partner: Theatre Gargantua
Administrative support: Dance Umbrella of Ontario
Marketing management & design: Kristina Dubois
Accessibility Consultant: Erin Ball
Memoir & Movement: Sara Porter
Past Collaborators
Choreographic Dramaturge: Sara Poole (CCAFT Residency collaborator)
Aerial coaching and dramaturgy: Angola Murdoch
Accessibility Consultant: Alex Bulmer
Costuming: Stacie Patterson

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